Northern Ireland: Windsor Park to welcome 1,060 fans for Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia | Football News

first_imgThe Irish FA says fans attending the play-off next Thursday will be issued with a code of conduct outlining the measures in place to ensure the safety of all supporters. Thursday 12th November 7:00pm More than 1,000 fans will be at Windsor Park for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off final against Slovakia next Thursday.A total of 1,060 supporters will be allocated socially distanced seats in the 18,500 capacity stadium. Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: “We have worked closely with the Minister for Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín, and her officials, as well as the team at Belfast City Council, to land on this number.“Our own staff have also played a significant role in this and we’re delighted to have fans back at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, in a safe and responsible setting, for one of our biggest games in recent times.”Tickets will be allocated via a ballot, with those successful to be notified next week.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The announcement comes after 600 fans attended last month’s 1-0 home defeat against Austria in the Nations League.The Slovakia match is the first of two home games in the space of a week for Northern Ireland, who host Romania in the Nations League on November 18.No decision has yet been taken regarding the possibility of fans attending that match.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm – Advertisement –last_img read more

Tottenham to rekindle interest in PSG midfielder?

first_imgTottenham could rekindle their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta if the Brazilian’s move to Atletico Madrid falls through.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been linked with the former Barcelona star and may go after the 33-year-old if PSG and Atletico fail to agree a deal for his signature.The former Inter Milan star is out of contract at the Ligue 1 champions in 2016 and according to Spanish newspaper AS, Atleti want to re-sign Motta this summer.Vicente Calderon boss Diego Simeone is reportedly unwilling to pay a large transfer fee for Motta although PSG are said to be keen to reduce their wage bill.Spurs have allowed central midfield duo Paulinho and Etienne Capoue to leave White Hart Lane this summer while Frenchman Benjamin Stambouli is also expected to move away from the north London club.This means Pochettino is in the market for midfield reinforcements and the experienced Motta would fit the bill, given his experience in European football. 1 PSG star Thiago Motta last_img read more